Academic excellence. Nurturing environment. Authentic faith.


David Lacey
POSITION: President

David Lacey has been a board member since 2011 and is currently serving as Board President.  He and his wife, Deborah, have been active in the life of HCA, volunteering in a variety of areas, including technology, basketball, and just about any small need that arises.  David likes to spend as much time as possible being involved in the activities of their two children, Elizabeth and Catherine.

Jay Erickson
POSITION: Vice President

Jay has served on the Heritage Christian Academy school board since 2008. He currently serves in the role as the Vice President. Jay is also a President of the Heritage Christian Foundation Board (FOCEF). He is passionate about Christian education and is committed to helping the school fulfill its vision and mission.

Jay graduated with a double major in History and Political Science from UCLA in 1995. After graduation, Jay worked for United States Senator Hank Brown in Washington, DC. He has spent the last twenty years working in learning and development/corporate training. He currently works for Hitachi Data Systems as a manager in corporate training.

Jay and his wife Ria have two children who attend Heritage Christian Academy, Alex and Grace. Both started at Heritage as kindergartners.

Ted Simmons
POSITION: Treasurer

Ted and his wife, Jamie, have been actively involved with Heritage since 2000.  They have three sons, Caleb (HCA 2012), Stephen (HCA 2015), and Daniel (current student). Along with being on the HCA board since 2007, he has served on the Heritage Christian Foundation board from the beginning.  He believes strongly that the distinctive Christian worldview of HCA is the critical foundation upon which all true education rests.  He loves this school and is committed to striving to help make the experience here one that will last a lifetime and impact our world for Christ.

Jason Siemers
POSITION: Secretary

Jason Siemers has served as the HCA Board Secretary since 2011.  He has been married to his wife Jacky for 14 years, and he has two children at HCA.  He and his family also serve as hosts for some of the current and past foreign exchange students.  Jason graduated from Heritage Christian School in 1998, before earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University in 2003.  Jason and his family attend Faith Evangelical Free Church, where he serves on the Leadership Team for Stephen Ministries.  He has had the opportunity to volunteer in various ways at HCA, including working as the head coach for the High School Boys Soccer team.

Robert Weant

Robert Weant graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Business Administration. He has 25 years experience as a business owner/manager, Systems Engineer and QA Test Engineer. He enjoys spending time as an amateur extra radio operator and hobby electronics builder. Robert married Gaylyn Riley in 1984 and they have three children, Katie, Michael, and Emily (HCA 2016).

Matthew Albertson

Matthew Albertson was born in Hutchinson, KS and moved to Fort Collins when he was 10 years old. He started a telecommunications business in 2002, which grew until 2011, when he decided he needed to focus on family more than business. Matthew has since been blessed with a position at CSU. For two years Matthew served on the board of Trustees at a local church and is currently involved (along with his wife and children) in assisting with a church plant named The Genesis Project that serves the underprivileged of Fort Collins.  He and his wife Sara have been married for 14 years. They have two children together, Morgan and Maggie.

Arlene Samuelson

Arlene Samuelson married Dr. Scott Samuelson twenty-one years ago.  Together, they have four children, all whom attend HCA: Jay, Josh, Jeremy, Natalie Joy. Jay started kindergarten at Heritage in 2004! Arlene’s days are kept full with interior design consulting, volunteer work, and of course managing a home of 6… all in The Lord’s strength. Heritage is more than a school to Arlene; it is family.

Jill Black

Jill was born and raised in Estes Park, then earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado.  She and her husband Jeff have three girls at Heritage, Kelsey, Kylar and Keira.  She keeps busy with her girls, is active in her church and works part time for a local architecture firm.